James Edward Padgett
Mr. James Edward
Padgett was born August 25, 1855, in Washington, D.C. and attended the
Polytechnic Academy Institute at Newmarket, Virginia. In 1880 he was admitted to
the bar in Washington, D.C., and thereafter he practiced law for 43 years until
his death on March 17, 1923. During his student years, he became friendly with
Professor Joseph Salyards, an instructor at the Academy who, after his death in
1885, wrote him many interesting messages. His wife, Helen, died about February
1914, and was the first to write him from the spirit world. Padgett never
practiced the gift of mediumship as a means of earning money. He was dedicated
wholly to the reception Of the great messages signed Jesus and his many
Dr. Leslie R. Stone
wrote the following remarks about Mr. Padgett (Washington, D.C., May 1941):
"Mr. James E.
Padgett was the instrument used by Jesus, and many spirits of the Celestial
Heavens to receive their messages of spiritual truths that they are anxious
should be made known to all mankind."
"Mr. Padgett was
at one time Assistant District Attorney, Washington, D.C., an able lawyer with a
high standing at the bar. He practiced law in the District of Columbia for more
than 40 years. He was born August 25,1852, in Washington, D.C., and passed into
the spirit world March 17, 1923."
these authorative messages from many spirits of the Celestial Heavens from 1914
to 1923 who all corroborated that Jesus wrote through him by controlling his
brain and hand."
"I was closely
associated with Mr. Padgett from the time he started to receive the messages
from the high spirits up to the time of his passing over into the spirit
"He was directed
by Jesus and many Celestial spirits to pray with all the earnest sincere
longings of his soul to the Father for the inflowing into his soul of the DIVINE
LOVE that comes from God by His Holy Spirit, and was told that when he should
obtain this love in sufficient abundance it would then change the quality of his
brain into the necessary spiritual condition, and high quality, so that it would
be possible for Jesus and the Celestial Spirits to make that close rapport with
him, so that these high truths could be written through him."
"He took the
advice of these high spirits, and prayed with all the earnest sincere longings
of his soul to the Father for the Divine Love. After awhile, he obtained a
sufficiency of this Love, and then, that close rapport that Jesus and the
Celestial Spirits desired was made. Mr. Padgett was then successful in receiving
communications that have never been communicated to a mortal since Jesus taught
them on earth. After his early followers died, many of the great and most
important truths that he taught, and which are the fundamental and basic truths
of Christianity, have been lost to mankind."
"Jesus in one of
his messages wrote - He will never come again in the flesh, yet, he has come
again in the form of these revelations, through Mr. Padgett, which he taught on
earth nearly two thousand years ago, and which he is still teaching in the
spirit world and so are his followers."
"I was often
present with Mr. Padgett in his room when he was receiving the messages from the
Celestial Spirits. And I now want to say, with all the emphasis of my soul and
being -- that I have a firm conviction in the genuineness of the same. And I
know that if any man could have felt the wonderful love and power that Mr.
Padgett and myself often spoke of and experienced, during the time the truths
were being revealed, and when we discussed them, they would never have a doubt
that Jesus and the Celestial Spirits were actually present and were the high
spirits who have communicated."
information about Mr. Padgett can be found in "My
Testimony" by Dr. Leslie Rippon Stone.
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